Mordor Intelligence analysts have published the 2018 version of their study on the Adhesive Promoter Market. Here are the 3 predictions for the future of the market, from the report:
1. Adhesion Promoters in Road Building Materials
The adhesion between bitumen and aggregate is crucial in asphalt pavements and has a strong influence on the service time of the road. Thus, the addition of adhesion promoters is gaining importance, particularly with regard to emerging and more sustainable technologies for asphalt production, which aim to reduce the working temperature and save energy and guarantee the safety of specialized personnel.
Currently, AkzoNobel NV, Evonik Industries, and Vodichem UK have strong R&D portfolios of smart polymers.
2. Development of a New Adhesion Promoter for Printed Circuit Board
One of the major challenges in PCB manufacturing is the weak adhesion between dielectrics and conductor layers. Therefore, to improve the interfacial adhesion of plated metal on the dielectric material, numerous methods for modifying dielectrics’ surface have been developed and applied. These methods include polymer grafting, wet chemical etching, silane coupling agent treatment, and the use of plasma-deposited primers. Nowadays, silica nanoparticles functionalized with various reactive groups are synthesized, as well as modified and deposited on the epoxy substrate and polyimide surface, which are previously activated by permanganate or plasma. Another compound that is in development is AP-Monoamine M particles, which is used as an adhesion promoter for polyamide film.
In 2016, QSi and the development team at PVA TePla America worked on a project to discover a solution to improve adhesion of the silicone over-molding to the LED display’s multi-component PCBs.
3. Using Silanes as Adhesion Promoters
Organo-silane coupling agents have been shown to dramatically improve the adhesion of polymeric resins to substrates, such as silica, glass, alumina, or any active metal. Silanes can react with functional groups in an industrial resin or biomolecule, such as peptides, oligonucleotides, etc., generating monolayers of greatly enhanced hydrolytic stability.
United Chemical Technologies (UCT) is a major manufacturer of these materials and offers a line of functionalized bis-isopropyl modified silanes.
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